Meet the Deedles (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

Meet the Deedles1998

Meet the Deedles (1998)



Critic Consensus: Audiences will be eager to lose The Deedles' number after suffering through this obnoxiously unfunny surfer comedy.

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Hawaiian surfer dudes Stew (Steve Van Wormer) and Phil Deedle (Paul Walker), fraternal twins, are about to be expelled from school, so their wealthy and concerned father (Eric Braeden) offers summer camp in Wyoming as a solution. Arriving in Jackson Hole with their wet suits, the Deedle twins are like fish out of water, and a series of accidents put them in a hospital. Mistaken for new recruits by Yellowstone Park ranger Capt. Pine (Douglas Ashton), the duo go along with the error after meeting their training officer, the attractive Lt. Jesse Ryan (A.J. Langer), but they are unprepared to adapt to life in the wild, as they cope with mountainside rappelling, sleeping in tents, eating worms, and dealing with hordes of prairie dogs unleashed by ex-ranger Frank Slater (Dennis Hopper), who seeks vengeance for his past problems in the park. There are several pop-culture references, including a cameo by Bart the Bear (of The Edge).

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Steve Van Wormer
as Stew Deedle
Paul Walker
as Phil Deedle
AJ Langer
as Lt. Jesse Ryan
John Ashton
as Capt. Douglas Pine
Dennis Hopper
as Frank Slater
Eric Braeden
as Elton Deedle
M.C. Gainey
as Major Flower
Hattie Winston
as Jo-Claire
Bob Eric Hart
as Governor
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Critic Reviews for Meet the Deedles

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (8)

If all of this sounds ridiculous, it is.

February 25, 2009

Pure Disney in the goofy early-60's sense.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I am prepared to imagine a theater full of 11-year-old boys who might enjoy this movie, but I can't recommend it for anyone who might have climbed a little higher on the evolutionary ladder.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

There's an awful lot of dead time in this picture, and while it's a bit too sweet and innocent to utterly despise, there's nothing there to really like.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Teen slacker comedy has some peril, potty humor.

January 9, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Dumb is one thing, but this sorry attempt at action-comedy from stuntman turned director Steve Boyum is in an intelligence-deprived class all its own.

February 25, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/4

Audience Reviews for Meet the Deedles

A movie of epicly stupid proportions. It is a huge rip off of Dumb and Dumber, but I think it was due to the fact that Paul Walker and his brother in the movie are really mentally challenged. While it is almost so bad it's funny, it's just way too annoying to like.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

Absolutely terrible. The acting is bad, the plot is bad, the movie is bad. It is way too long and I stopped paying attention to it half way through.

Andrew Fillmore
Andrew Fillmore

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